“All’s well that ends well.” This Shakespearean play title would perfectly suit the case of the (formerly) stolen domain name, WTD.com. After reporting WTD.com as stolen in February and alerting the domain community, the legitimate owner established a due process that despite his legal background took several months to complete. At the time, WTD.com was [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In February of this year we disclosed that the domain name WTD.com has been stolen from its rightful owners, via a proxy method. That method, however simplistic as it might be, involves the recreation of the managing email for that domain, if it belongs to a domain that expired. The current holder of WTD.com not [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The former manager of Ghost Ranch, a dining and entertainment venue in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, faces felony charges after hijacking domains owned by her former employer. According to the Steamboat Springs publication, Steamboat Today, Donna “Tonie” Roberts was charged with “theft, computer crime and felony criminal impersonation”. Roberts posted a $2,000 dollar bail and was [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft 37 years ago, gave an interview detailing the upcoming launch of Windows 8; the biggest departure from conventional, desktop computing since Windows 95. While some early testers of the Windows 8 operating system have expressed their concerns, the billionaire Bill Gates – who is currently involved in humanitarian work – [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Hesham Zebida is the founder of a bloggers community called “Famous Bloggers” and a few days ago two of his most valuable domain names, registered at GoDaddy, were stolen. The thief then tried to blackmail Zebida into buying his domains, FamousBloggers.net and ThesisAwesome.com, for $999 – after they were moved away from GoDaddy to another [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We received this report of a stolen domain, zhibo8.com – and we publish it unedited. The story is scary, because the domain involved has a tremendous amount of traffic associated with it. Shame On Enom! My website domain name stolen, rank 1600+ in Alexa My domain name is zhibo8.com,which is ranked 1600+ in alexa.The Biggest [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
At 5:30am I got a distress call from a dame that oozed fear, and a clear longing for an experienced domain investigator. “Help me please, Lucius. My domain has been stolen!” Naturally, I’m not one that’d trust anyone’s words. Especially those of a pretty young dame with curly, blonde hair. We met in the early [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In February we uncovered a serial domain thief who successfully sold domain names on Flippa.com The Australian domain marketplace has tightened its authentication rules but in the case of premium domain name AV.net it wasn’t so easy. The thief simply emailed Flippa from the updated Administrative contact; the domain had been hijacked away from the [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Three weeks ago, Flippa – the up and coming domain marketplace – updated its set of rules and regulations, introducing tighter security over domain ownership confirmation. Following a string of sales of stolen domains on Flippa.com it was an expected move by the Australia-based startup. Unfortunately, there is simply no way to automate ownership verification [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A week ago we talked about Flippa.com – the online marketplace for selling domains and web sites – and a recent lapse of ownership verification control. That unfortunate situation led to the listing of stolen domains and their attempted sale. Flippa.com was very responsive in their commentary and they have now added more features to [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
This is an ongoing situation at Flippa.com and as such, the domains won’t be revealed at this time. In a nutshell: an unscrupulous domain thief sold stolen domains on Flippa.com and used the rules of the game to his benefit. How did it happen? In the course of two weeks, the Flippa.com seller managed to [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
If you bid on any of the following domains on the marketplace CAX.com – operated by domain entrepreneur Francois Carrillo – you’d be notified that the auctions are canceled: – GirlsToys.com – Co7.com – BusinessShop.com – SweetKisses.com – Summoning.com – LiveAmateurs.com – Mph.com – HostingSpace.com – EcommerceHost.com – BusinessServer.com – Ex7.com Certain information related to [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.